Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Christmas to everyone!

I would like to wish everyone a Happy and Blessed Christmas. This is one of the Christmas Cards from the Make a Wish Foundation.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Finished for Christmas!

I started this St. Nicholas many years ago, stitching done waiting to be finished. It was featured in an American Patchwork and Quilting magagzine and was designed by Cindy Taylor. I chose a different border for my wall hanging.
This table runner is another project that has waited to be finished. I changed the border because I wanted to use the Christmas lights fabric. This was featured in an Australian Handmade magazine and was designed by Joy White. There are a couple of additions of my own as well.
That's all for now,

Friday, December 10, 2010

A Day in Melbourne

The flags were flying for Oprah. The City was full of people today.
I always enjoy walking through the arcades. This time of year they are decorated with everything Christmas.

A close up of a Christmas Wreath.

There were people everywhere today. It seems the Christmas rush has come early this year.

There were four of these jokers above this shop.

The poinsettias always add lots of colour this time of year.

I saw these pretty flowers in a bucket outside one of the shops.
I managed to get some of my Christmas shopping done.
Until next time,

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

My walk yesterday

Yesterday I went for a walk along the Warburton Trail, this time I started at Woori Yallock and walked to a place called Launching Place and then returned to Woori Yallock.

There was a lot to see along this track.
The sheep looked content in their fields

and one who thought the grass was greener over the other side of the fence!

We have had lots of rain during winter and spring and it is nice to see some water lying around.

This bird was taking a rest on the post.

I was not the only one walking yesterday!

It was nice to see a couple of deer in the fields.

Also some emus!

and an ostrich!

and a goat.

There were plenty of hay stacks in the fields and it was interesting to see how this farmer piled his hay with the help of his tractor.

It was a very enjoyable day walking along the track. A lovely sunny day.

That's all for now,

Saturday, November 27, 2010


Recently I visited Warrandyte and this is one of the lovely bush walks you can enjoy.

These are some of the relics of the gold mining era. There are a lot dotted around the hills of Warrandyte. Not much gold was found in the hills but it was not for lack of trying!

The Yarra River is flowing well after all the lovely rain we have had recently.

While I was walking on the pathway beside the river I saw this bird drying his wings with the help of the breeze.

This duck looks as though it has had enough of the water!

The duck eventually found an 'island' in the middle of the river to take a rest.

On my walk along the river bank I came across this piece of art work.

This year with all the rain we have had the grass has been a lush green quite a change from the last few years.

A couple of closeups of the tiles.

Warrandyte is a lovely tourist village with lots of lovely shops and restaurants and a quilt shop!

That's all for now,

Thursday, October 14, 2010

A visit to Mornington Peninsula

We had a quick trip to Mornington last week-end.
It was a lovely warm day of around 25c and everyone was out enjoying themselves with various activities

There were quite a few bathing sheds along the shore line and the owners had taken some time and effort to decorate them.

Each one had a distinctive style.

Most kept to a nautical theme.

The lady on this next bathing box has lost the bottom part of her legs!

All these well maintained bathing sheds brighten up the beach with their lovely bright colours.

A couple of sea gulls resting and enjoying the sun.

That's all for now,